Have a room with all leather furniture? Because of showroom floor arrangements and furniture store’s complete set sales events (often with prices ranging from $1,000-$3,000) many homeowners acquire a matching set of leather furniture. These sets typically include a sofa, loveseat and a chair or two. This large purchase solves the problem of filling an empty room and provides plenty of seating. But, in my opinion, leather filled rooms often wind up looking a little flat, monochromatic and boring. Think of wearing blue pants with a shirt and shoes in the same shade of blue. Blah!
If you are unhappy with your room and looking for an excuse to go out and buy all new furniture I am not about to give you one! The upside here is that leather can be classic, easy to clean and versatile. View your leather set as the foundation on which to build a space that feels both fresh and cozy.
So, how do you add visual interest or update an all leather room?
Easy, make small investments in things like rugs, drapery panels and throw pillows. With a moderate budget and a few trips to discount (think T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Tuesday Morning) and big box stores you can add character, color and a cohesive look to your room without investing in new furniture. Pay attention that the pillows, draperies, and rug work as a team. Also, watch that the colors you choose compliment the color of your leather versus blending in with it or clashing. These additions will make a big difference but you don’t have to stop there. Kick it up a notch by incorporating texture. Add a soft, solid colored throw or perhaps a burlap lampshade. Accessories and artwork can add additional pattern and texture. With a little effort and creativity your room will come alive.
There you have it; a solution not only budget friendly and therefore probably marriage friendly (which is never a bad thing). That leather furniture, like many items in your home, paired with a few new items and a little love has a great deal of potential.